National Black Police Association

Cabinet staff of NBPA

Andy George – President
Andrew George

I joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC (now Police Service of Northern Ireland) in 1999 and spent my first 8 years in a response team before moving to the Armed Response Unit for 10 years. I recently was successful on fast track Constable to Inspector and have been completing various rotations in force, the last being a Detective Inspector in CID.

I attended my first NBPA meeting in July 2016 and was elected onto the Cabinet as Sponsorship Co-Coordinator in October 2017. I was then elected as Male Vice President in October 2019 and now as President in October 2020.

Kimberley Bownes – NBPA Media and Comms co-ordinator
Regional Co-ordianator: TBC
I joined Hampshire and IOW Constabulary in 2005 spending the first couple of years in response and patrol and quickly moving to the world of CID.
In 2020, I was promoted to Detective Sergeant and became Hampshire’s NBPA NEC representative. In 2022, I became Co-Chair of Hampshire’s Black Ethnic and Minority support network.
Since becoming part of the NBPA NEC, I have featured in national and local recruitment campaigns hoping to inspire the next generation.My ambition going forward is to work with colleagues who share my passion in making policing a profession, whereby Black and Asian staff and officers feel valued and can be themselves in the workplace.
I am keen to support the progression and retention of minority officers and staff. I recognise the voice the NBPA has within certain national steering groups and the Home Office therefore allowing our work and efforts to really make a difference.
Kriss Akabusi said, “Life is about the lessons you learn and the legacy you leave,” I believe the work of the NBPA from its very beginning recognises the importance of legacy to strengthen its future.
Dionne Johnson – NBPA Vice President 1
Dionne JohnsonReginal Co-ordinator:West & East Midlands
Deputy Co-ordination: LondonDionne is Vice President of the NBPA and the Equality & Inclusion officer at Staffordshire Police working within Human Resources.
Dionne has always had the desire and motivation to help others and help those who feel disempowered.
“Throughout my life I have experienced discrimination whether it was as at school, or my third day at work in uniform. These experiences have made me somewhat resilient and driven my desire for equality and equity.”
Dionne moved into the field of HR and positive action in 2015 and looks to support officers and staff who are Black, Asian, or Minority Ethnic as well as help to raise awareness of issues and topics that may affect Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic officers and staff and communities that we serve.
“I became involved in the NBPA in order to support my colleagues and raise awareness of difference and barriers preventing officers and staff from being themselves in work”
Since being a member of the cabinet, I have spoken at many conferences, created a ‘Women of Colour in Policing Working Group’ and created a series of conferences in partnership with the College of Policing and multiple national networks/associations.
Mohammed Shazad Sadiq – NBPA Vice President 2
Regional Co-ordinator: North East & Yorkshire.

I joined the police service in 1997 initially commencing with the Metropolitan Police and then transferring to Durham Constabulary in 2001. Vast majority of my career has been spent on Response Policing. On promotion to the rank of Sergeant I worked in Custody before taking on a role within Positive Action. Within Durham Constabulary I am the Chair of Durham Ethnic Minority Support Association, Chair Association Muslim Police Durham, Police Federation Rep (Equality Lead) as well as 2nd Vice President for the National Black Police Association.

My ambition moving forward is to continue working to create a more ethnically diverse workforce. Diversity in any working environment brings diversity of thought and we learn more from each other by creating a more inclusive workplace.

Farhan Hayat – NBPA Events co-ordinator
Regional Co-ordinator: TBC
Farhan Hayat is the Deputy Diversity & Inclusion lead for Surrey Police. After graduating from university, Farhan discovered his interest in diversity and inclusion and has built his career in this field ensuring fairness and equity for people both within policing and out in the communities.
Farhan is also the Chair of the force’s largest staff association, Surrey Police Association for Culture and Ethnicity (SPACE) a thriving network for those of ethnic diverse backgrounds and allies who support activity around race equity. Farhan has led on delivering positive action in Surrey Police since 2018 supporting both officers and staff achieve their full potential through mentoring programmes and reviews of recruitment processes as well as supporting fresh talent into policing.
Throughout his time in policing, Farhan has led on delivering informative and empowering events increasing awareness and understanding of diverse communities and he looks forward to working with the NBPA to deliver impactful events to colleagues and communities across UK policing. To connect with Farhan, follow
Elaine Clarke-Williams – NBPA Deputy Finance
Regional Co-ordinator: TBC
GMP Police Staff since August 2015
Current substantive post in GMP – Head of Profession Neighbourhoods Confidence and Equality
Current NBPA Vice Treasurer
Former BAPA GM Chair (Jan 2017 – June 2022)
Currently seconded to College of Policing as College Delivery Manager Police Race Action Plan until June 2024.
Simon Miah – NBPA Deputy Treasurer 
Regional Co-ordinator: TBC
I currently hold the position of Positive Action Sergeant for Essex Police.
I have worked in Essex Police for 15 years in a variety of roles including Local Policing Teams, Firearms (ARV), Community Policing and most recently Positive Action.
Last year I was fortunate enough to attend the NBPA conference in Cheltenham and I was impressed with what the NBPA represented.
I believe in fairness, diversity, equality and inclusion and my ambition is to assist in building trust and confidence in policing in general and the wider communities.
I will do everything I can to add value to my newly elected role and to support my colleagues where I can.
Simone OREFUWA – NBPA Training co-ordinator
Regional Co-ordinator: West and East Midlands

I am the Digital Delivery and Planning Lead at the College of Policing. My role is to oversee day to day delivery of digital projects, including digital learning products and digital platforms. I also lead the team responsible for the allocation of digital resources.

I have been with the College for over 13 years and have a thorough understanding of digital training and learning. I started as an administrator and, with the right support and training, worked my way to my current position.

I have been a member of the Diverse Ethnic Action Network (DEAN) in the College since it was set up in 2018 and became one of the co-chairs in November 2021. I am dedicated to supporting our members and bringing their concerns to the College executive team. I see it as important to hold the executive team to account to ensure that our voice is heard.

One of my real passions is to ensure everyone is supported with the right knowledge and skills to enjoy their job and do it effectively. The position of training coordinator is an exciting opportunity as it would allow me to bring this passion to a national level. I believe the chairs of BPA networks should be supported with the training and tools they need to make sure they are the best chairs they can be for their members. I will be supporting the co-ordination the West and East Midlands region of BPAs. With the publication of the race action plan, the role of BPAs and the NBPA is more important than ever. As a cabinet member, I relish the chance to work at a national level and I offer my knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to you.

Charles Ehikioya – Met Reserve
Charles EhikioyaInspector Charles Ehikioya Metropolitan Police Service BPA Chair
Regional Co-ordinator: London
What you do: The Met Vice President will share the responsibilities of the President as directed and will perform the Presidents duties in his or her absence.Job title: Metropolitan Police Reserved Position (Vice President)Your unique offering: I am a police officer with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) for over two and half decade. I have served in numerous roles across the MPS covering posts on response teams as PC to Inspector, custody, SNT, CID, Road Transport Policing. I can safely say that I have worked in my roles at locations/OCU/BCU covering South, West, East, Central and North London. I am level 2 PSU Commander trained, firearms trained since 2004, response police driver unblemished record (2002) and MPS misconduct investigation chair trained.

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